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Press Release: GMC sets new standards for medical education and training

30 July 2015

A new single set of standards promoting excellence and patient safety has been launched by the General Medical Council (GMC).

GMC Statement: The GMC responds to The Guardian’s article about language testing for European doctors

27 July 2015

A response to The Guardian’s article about European doctors being prevented from obtaining a licence due to language checks.

Press Release: Key principles for supporting vulnerable doctors agreed

14 July 2015

Healthcare experts and leaders from across the UK have highlighted a number of key principles for improving services for doctors with mental health and addiction problems at a roundtable discussion hosted by the General Medical Council (GMC).

Web News: Doctors to help shape the future of revalidation

06 July 2015

A major independent evaluation has been launched to help shape the future of revalidation.

Press Release: GMC consultation proposes new time limits for publishing sanctions

03 July 2015

New time limits proposed for how long sanctions on a doctor’s registration are published online or made available to the public.

Press Release: GMC seeks views on enhancing doctors’ professional skills and capabilities

03 July 2015

The GMC and the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges (AoMRC) have launched a consultation aimed at making doctors better professionals, communicators and leaders.

Press Release: Employers urged to create conditions which encourage doctors, nurses and midwives to admit mistakes

29 June 2015

When things go wrong patients should expect a face to face explanation and apology from doctors, nurses and midwives according to new guidance from the General Medical Council (GMC) and the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).

Web News: Essential maintenance to some key systems Sunday 21 June from 10:00 to 16:00

18 June 2015

Advance notice that some key systems will be unavailable.

Press Release: Give patients time to think before cosmetic procedures, doctors told

08 June 2015

Doctors who carry out cosmetic procedures must allow patients time to think before agreeing to go ahead with treatment, according to new guidance from the General Medical Council (GMC).